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Wednesday 23 April 2014 Wednesday 23 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: al-Hasaka province: The Asayesh (Kurdish security forces) found 2 civilian corpses on the road between al-Talaye’ neighbourhood and the Khashman village, they were... Read more

Tuesday 22 April 2014 Tuesday 22 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Tuesday 22/04/2014, approximately 182 people killed in Syria. The dead : 41 civilians ( 9 children and 3 women ), 33 rebels, 15 non-Syrian Islamic... Read more

Monday 21 April 2014 Monday 21 April 2014

Democratic Union Party (PYD) -West Kurdistan Weekly Summary of Latest Events in Syria and Western Kurdistan Headlines - People’s Protection Units - EU Parliament and the Self-rule Administration - Trenches... Read more

Oppression against Kurds and Ahwazi Arabs in Iran Oppression against Kurds and Ahwazi Arabs in Iran

Firat News: Kurdish political prisoner executed by Iranian authorities ANF - Kurdish political prisoner Simko Xur?idi has been executed in the prison of Kirma?an. He had been arrested in 2010. Xur?idi... Read more

Sunday 20 April 2014 Sunday 20 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:Final death toll for Sunday 20/04/2014, approximately 273 people killed in Syria. The dead : 90 civilians ( 19 children, 6 women ), 57 rebels, 21 non-Syrian Islamic... Read more

Saturday 19 April 2014 Saturday 19 April 2014

Firat News: Interview with Sipan Hemo – PART 2 We publish the second part of the interview Sipan Hemo, the commander of the YPG, has given to ANF Bahoz Deniz. The first part of the interview can... Read more

Friday 18 April 2014 Friday 18 April 2014

Firat News: Sipan Hemo: ISIS has been defeated in Kobanê – PART I  In an interview with ANF, YPG (People’s Defense Units) General Commander Sipan Hemo stated that their forces have repulsed... Read more

Thursday 17 April 2014 Thursday 17 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 17/04/2014, approximately 301 people killed in Syria.The dead : 53 civilians ( 11 children, 5 women ), 88 rebels, 28 non-Syrian Islamic... Read more

Wednesday 16 April 2014 Wednesday 16 April 2014

Firat News: PYD visits European Parliament Representatives of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are having talks prior to the session to take place at the European Parliament to handle “the situation... Read more

Tuesday 15 April 2014 Tuesday 15 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:Final death toll for Tuesday 15/04/2014, approximately 329 people killed in Syria. The dead : 34 civilians ( 8 children, 6 women ), 107 rebels, 37 non-Syrian Islamic... Read more

Monday 14 April 2014 Monday 14 April 2014

Weekly Summary of Latest Events in Western Kurdistan (Rojava) Headlines  People’s Protection Units  The National Kurdistani Conference KNK opens an office in Qamishlo  Salih Muslem’s diplomatic... Read more

Sunday 13 April 2014 Sunday 13 April 2014

Firat: Turkey also digging ditches on border While opposition to the ditches being dug along the Rojava border by the South Kurdistan government continues, the Turkish authorities, too, have begun... Read more

Saturday 12 April 2014 Saturday 12 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:  Final death toll for Saturday 12/04/2014, approximately 275 people killed in Syria. The dead : 39 civilians ( 8 children, 9 women ), 73 rebels, 26 non-Syrian Islamic... Read more

Friday 11 April 2013 Friday 11 April 2013

Firat News: Muslim: Western governments should support democracy in Rojava In a comment published by several international newspapers. PYD co-chair, Salih Muslim has written about the Syrian war and... Read more

Thursday 10 April 2014 Thursday 10 April 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 10/04/2014, approximately 359 people killed in Syria. The dead : 41 civilians ( 11 children, 8 women ), 132 rebels, 25 non-Syrian Islamic... Read more

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Reports

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts,... Read more

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already... Read more

CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim

In 2003, Saleh Muslim Mohammed was a founding member of theDemocratic Union Party, better known by its Kurdish acronym PYD, which is the largest Kurdish party in Syria. In 2010, he was elected... Read more

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria: Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria:

A general view showing damages after what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to President al-Assad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo on December 17, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Syria’s... Read more

NCB: Statement to the Syrian people NCB: Statement to the Syrian people

The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Statement to the Syrian people The Paris-based international and regional meetings have ended in the last few days emphasising the... Read more

Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are!

Firat news: Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! The year was 1993. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Tarlabashi in the Uludere district of Shirnak province had been forced to flee... Read more

Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II

Dear Sir/Madam RE.: Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II The 10th EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) conference, on EU, Turkey and the Kurds, held 4 and 5 December... Read more

National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release

The Executive Office of the National Coordination Body – NCB held a session on Saturday 21 December 2013 and discussed the ongoing diplomatic movements regarding the Geneva II Conference. State sponsors... Read more

Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers. Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers.

London – (UPI), December 19, 2013: The head of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB Abroad Branch, Haytham Manna, described the head of the Syrian desk at U.S. State Department,... Read more

Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention

Reuters: Nour Fourat. “They took him outside the room… We could hear clearly someone sharpening a knife. And the young man was shouting now: ‘Please, my sheikh, do not slaughter me.’ He kept pleading... Read more

Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa” Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa”

13 December, 2013: Below we reproduce a statement by Abdullah Ocalan on the death of Nelson Mandela: The tears that are being shed worldwide for Nelson Mandela today, the stories that are being shared... Read more

PYD’s Saleh Muslim addresses The European Parliament PYD’s Saleh Muslim addresses The European Parliament

2013 Dec 14 European parliament: On behalf of the kurdish people in Rojava (of Syria), I would like to thank the president of the European parliament and all those who have granted us the opportunity... Read more

Charisma, Efficiency and Dignity Charisma, Efficiency and Dignity

Haytham Manna: A Syrian citizen who witnessed the arrest of Rajaa al-Nasser in Barameka-Damascus wrote to me: “At about half past eleven in the morning, in front of the maternity hospital in the centre... Read more

The Future of Syria Refugee Children in Crisis The Future of Syria Refugee Children in Crisis

UNHCR: 29.11.2013   http://unhcr.org/FutureOfSyria/ Executive Summary: Over 1.1 million Syrian children have registered as refugees with UNHCR worldwide. Of this number, some 75 per cent are under... Read more

Geneva II: prospects for a negotiated peace in Syria Geneva II: prospects for a negotiated peace in Syria

With a fractious opposition internally and rival external powers engaged, the prospects are challenging for the ‘Geneva II’ conference on Syria. Threat of indictment for war crimes by the International... Read more

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Support Kurds

For the Attention of the UN Humanitarian Aid Representative in Syria For the Attention of the UN Humanitarian Aid Representative in Syria

We, the Commission of Humanitarian Relief and Support in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Kurdish Cantons (Jazira, Kobani and Efrin), welcome UN Security Council Resolution 2139 to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria. We hereby commit to facilitate the implementation of the Resolution 2139 and the 2 October 2013 statement by the President... [Read more of this review]

Tuesday 25 March 2014 Tuesday 25 March 2014

Urgent Call to UN and European Union - Kobanê, 25th March 2014 The region of Kobanê  (Ayn-Al-Arab) has been under attack from gangs linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) for about 3 weeks. ISIS has been attacking the area from three directions: Jarablus to the west, Sarrin to the south, and Tal Abyad to the east. They have surrounded... [Read more of this review]

Tuesday 11 March 2014 Tuesday 11 March 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Hasakah province: 7 civilians were killed ( including 4 women ), while more than 20 were injured, when 3 ISIS fighters detonated themselves in Hadaya hotel in Qamishli downtown, the number of the dead is likely to rise according to the serious injuries, employers in the service offices reported that one of the... [Read more of this review]

Sunday 2 March 2014 Sunday 2 March 2014

Destroyed roads …. deserted streets … this is the image of Syria today …https://www.facebook.com/pages/NINO-Fezza-cinereporter/398277010188647?fref=ts Firat News: YPG launches operation against gangs that attacked holy places The YPG Press Office has issued a statement saying 13 members of gangs responsible for attacks on holy places... [Read more of this review]

Friday 28 February 2014 Friday 28 February 2014

Your MiddleEast: Minority Kurds promote cultural diversity amid Syria’s civil war (VIDEO)  KURDISTAN While fighting to reclaim their own cultural and political rights, Kurdish communities in Syria encourage others to defend peaceful co-existence. Thousands of Kurdish school kids in Syria’s Kurdish region took to the streets on International... [Read more of this review]

Peace, equality and self-determination: The Kurds take the lead in proposing a new way for Syria Peace, equality and self-determination: The Kurds take the lead in proposing a new way for Syria

The Kurdish experiment in democratic autonomy in Syria has taken important steps forward in recent weeks with the declaration of self-rule in the Rojava region amid massive popular celebrations. Despite having suffered brutal repression at the hands of Assad over many years, the Syrian Kurds have refrained from joining in the attempt to overthrow the... [Read more of this review]

Friday 7 February 2014 Friday 7 February 2014

Firat news.com: Hundreds Dead In Renewed Fighting in Syria Fighting has once again broken out in Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city. At least 250 are known to have died in barrel bomb attacks launched by Syrian government forces. Separately, clashes between opposition groups and al-Qaeda have intensified in the town of Coanbeyli on the Turkish-Syrian... [Read more of this review]

Outrage as Kurds held up for hours at Dover crossing Outrage as Kurds held up for hours at Dover crossing

Statement by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Roj Women, MAF-DAD & Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) Kurdish families bound for Paris protest on anniversary of killings were stopped and searched under Schedule 7 of Terrorism Act 2000 We were deeply shocked to learn that Kurdish families, including mothers with children and elderly... [Read more of this review]

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